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Museum Folkwang

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Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 8845 444
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a wonderful museum, with an international collection

some very unexpected masterpieces in this museum that has been sympathetically extended by British architect David Chipperfield

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

some very unexpected masterpieces in this museum that has been sympathetically extended by British architect David Chipperfield

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place has some fine art. I like the Piet Mondrian the most but the Franz Marc Horses were also great. An excellent place to visit, followed by Süd Rock for a couple of drink. Definitely a must see!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Volkwang Museum has an amazing collection of contemporary art in an appealing setting. A MUST! I especially enjoyed seeing the latest special exhibition on Japonism, the effects of Japanese art on French/European artist in the lat 19th and early 20th century...The catalogue is a treasure trove!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the Japanese Inspiration exhibit and really enjoyed it. The audio guide and excellent book do a great job of explaining the subtle inspirations. AND the permanent collection is impressive. What a great museum building and collection. We will go again!

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Aachen, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited the Inspiration Japan exhibition with works of Van Gogh, Monet and Gaugain. The museum offers a great diversity of contemporary and recent (till 1850) art works. However the photo exhibition on the existence/start of life, Deposit, by Yann Mingard was even better. The museum building is excellent and offers nice opportunities for visiting a modern style building combined with... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The very gourgeous museum I like. Now you can visit the unique exhibition of japanese influence which is soooo fantastic. The exhibition which you can visit all time is very famouse too, especially in Moskow. This is a dreem comming true to visit this museum!

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Hamminkeln, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very nice exhibtion, lots of well known paintings put in a whole new context! We have visited the museum several times and all the temporary exhibitions were worth it. It is also very interesting to take the time and walk through the permanent exhibition...even though that might be a little too much at a time after taking in the... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It is still available - worth to see - up to January 2015. Museum is impressive and well organize, restaurant is very expensive.

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Detmold, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We saw the Monet, Gauguin, van Gogh exhibition and it was great. Big rooms, plenty of light and lounges to sit on. The only criticism would be the staff were a bit grumpy and not enough seating in the cafe.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This amazing exhibit is a collection of impressionist art ( from museums worldwide) presented next to the Japanese works that influenced or inspired it. The Japanese woodblock prints are spectacular especially in comparison or contrast to the impressionist paintings. A very creative and insightful exhibit. The exhibit runs until January 18, 2015. It is worth a trip to Essen to... More 

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